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5 Epic Places To Visit On Your First Kilkenny Adventure Getaway

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Wild about Adventure, adrenalin rushes or just want to get outdoors? Then Kilkenny Adventure has lined up some epic places guaranteed to give you the ultimate outdoor experience. All of these activities have different levels of difficulty depending on your desire for adrenaline and adventure. From Ireland’s longest zip-line to riding the rapids of the River Nore – here are our top five to get you started:

1. Castlecomer Discovery Park

Zipline At Castlecomer Discovery Park

For families who love an adrenalin filled day followed by a picnic, then Castlecomer Discovery Park is the ideal place. The 80-acre activity park features a wide range of exhilarating activities for all ages, from the fun and challenging tree-top walk high amongst the sycamore trees to archery and Ireland’s longest zip line. For the younger children, there’s a playground, an elf and fairy village, a giant bouncing net and a Junior Woodland Adventure Course where children navigate a series of low-risk challenges, balancing and steering their way through the obstacles.

2. Kilkenny City Cycling Tour

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Spend a morning or afternoon cycling with Kilkenny City Cycling Tours and visiting all of the main tourist attractions as well as some hidden gems. If you’re just visiting Kilkenny for a short time, this cycling tour of medieval Kilkenny is the best way to discover all of the historical attractions in a fun, casual, yet educational way. They use river bank cycle paths along the River Nore and backstreets so there’s no need to worry about traffic. This tour covers about 10km in total. They also offer a ‘Sunset’ Cycling Tour that takes place every evening during the Summer!

“Life is either a daring Adventure or Nothing.”

03. Hawkeye Falconry

Hawkeye Falconry Experience

Discover the ancient art of falconry with your very own private Falconry Experience will begin with an introduction to the Hawk you are about to fly. You will set off on a walk as your hawk follows you, watching your every move. Your falconer will teach you how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to your gloved hand and send him back to the trees again.

During the walk, your falconer will work with you to ensure you get some amazing photo and video opportunities as you call the hawk several times to your gloved hand. To finish up your falconry experience you will be introduced to one or possibly two of our owls.


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Go with the Flow is an award winning company that offers incredible trails, eco safaris and white-water adventures in Kilkenny and Carlow. Choose from the traditional Canadian canoes, kayaks or new river surfers. Qualified guides with years of experience will help you all the way. Choose thrilling white-water adventures or a safari trail through wild and wonderful natural valleys that offer wild swimming and a host of interesting features like ancient oak woods, old navigation channels, weirs to shoot and rapids to ride.

5. Boatrips.ie

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Join us on the historic river Nore as it flows through Kilkenny city. Tours run approximately every half hour, each day throughout the Irish summer, April to October. Learn of the often unspoken and local history that the river holds. Witness the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. Our guides are friendly, entertaining and possess a love for the job they do. You’ll find our boat trips relaxing, informative and most of all memorable.

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